Scott Hansen When I'm 64 Comedy Tour at Blaine VFW
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV. 1, 2018
Scott Hansen: When I'm 64 Comedy Tour at Blaine VFW
Toys For Troops Benefit
With Pete Borchers and Scott Kadrlik
Saturday, November 24, 2018 7:30PM
Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316
1374 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: (763) 757-4540
Tickets $20 in advance and $25 day of the show
24/7 www.brownpaperticket.com or 1-800-838-3006
Note: $5.00 from each ticket sold as well as any donations of unwrapped gifts, will be provided to the families of those who serve during the holiday season.
As seen nationally on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central, Scott Hansen will bring his unique "hit and run" style of comedy to the Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316 for one night only on Saturday November 24th at 7:30PM. The show is a benefit for Toys For Troops, a project started by Hansen in 2005 to help the families of troops during the holidays.
Scott has achieved fame and notoriety for his sharp audience interaction and comedic depiction of the "Minnesota situation". Having appeared in front of over a million Minnesotans, he has become the voice of local comedy and an icon that fills clubs and concerts across the Midwest.
Nationally Scott has earned the praise of some of America's biggest comedy stars.
"I think Scott Hansen is very funny! And, he is funny all of the time!" Jay Leno
"Scott Hansen is so funny you might actually pee your pants! Go see him!" Louie Anderson
Also appearing will be Pete Borchers and Scott Kadrlik CPA
Pete Borchers is the two-time winner of the Laugh with Louie Anderson comedy contest and the Clean Up Your Act comedy contest. His family, his foibles and Minnesota outlook make him a Minnesota favorite.
Scott Kadrlik is the only comedian in America that lists his accounting accreditation after his name. A comedian and accountant may seem like an oxymoron but Scott provides a theorem for laughter.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 the day of the show.
ABOUT TOYS FOR TROOPS
The "Toys For Troops Comedy Tour, is a comedy fundraiser to provide Christmas gifts for families of U.S. Troops. Toys For Troops Comedy Tour, was founder in 2005 by five-time Minnesota Comedian of the Year, Scott Hansen.
In 2005, Hansen was having lunch with the Post Commander of the VFW in Ham Lake, Minn., the Post which bears Hansen's father's name, Don Hansen. Don was a member of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. Don told Scott he and the men in his battalion were maintained as an occupying force after the war had ended and very bored, and missed their families and everything American.
Before the war Don Hansen was a huge baseball fan, and power hitting first baseman. He had been offered a contract to play for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers that were owned by Bill Veeck, owner of the Chicago White Sox. From Italy, Hansen sent a letter to Veeck, requesting any used baseball bats, gloves, or equipment he could spare, for the homesick American soldiers. Veeck responded by shipping enough new equipment for two full baseball teams to Italy.
Scott told the story to the Post Commander, and said he wanted to do something similar for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, send them footballs, soccer balls, basketball, etc.
In the post that day were veterans form WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and Desert Storm.They all overheard the conversation between Hansen and the Commander. One, who had just come back from Iraq told Hansen it was a great idea, but he explained the soldiers are fine, its' the families they leave behind that is their biggest worry. They worry if their families will have a good Christmas. They also worry they have no way of getting gifts to send home. All the veterans agreed that the real concern of soldiers serving away from home was that their families had a good Christmas.
That day, Scott decided to use his best resource, comedy, to start the Toys For Troops Comedy Tour. The post raised over $250,000 for the Don Hansen VFW Post and over 50 posts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Today the title Toys For Troops is used nationwide to support military families by numerous state, municipal and charitable organizations
Sgt John Rice VFW Post 6316 (View)
1374 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|